Award Winning KaTs! Time to celebrate!

There has been a ton of great news at Kiss and Thrill this month. There have been literally an avalanche of award nominations for our members.  While all the KaTs have a slew of awards for books both published and unpublished, here are a few you might not yet have heard about that were announced in the last thirty days:

Sharon-WraySharon Wray  is a real dynamo. She writes Romantic Suspense, Historical, and just recently has branched into Young Adult. Over the years she’s accumulated eight Golden Heart nominations, won the Daphne du Maurier three times, and nearly every award in her path.  This month her new YA book, Wicker Hollows is up for both the Rosemary, from the Young Adult Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, that  same book is also up for the Daphne du Maurier — a really phenomenal event because there is no YA category in the Daphne and it is as rare as a solar eclipse for an YA to be a finalist.

Just recently, Sharon also won first place in the Marlene Contest Romantic Suspense division for her book Let the Heavens Fall.


9789012Sarah Andre. With her first book published just last year, Sarah is taking the publishing world by storm. Her book Locked, Loaded, and Lying has been nominated for the Booksellers’ Best Award — a recognition from book sellers across the country, and has also been named a finalist for the Golden Quill Award.










Sarah is a multi-award winner and is also a two time Golden Heart finalist. Her newest book, Tall Dark and Damaged came out just last week, too!

lenapicLena Diaz is another veteran award winner. She’s been a Golden Heart finalist, won the Daphne du Maurier award more than once and is continuing her now fifteen book winning streak. This year Lena has been nominated for the Bookseller’s Award for her book, Arresting Developments.

Lena is once again nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense for her book, Missing in the Glades.









The rest of the gals at Kiss and Thrill (the KaTs) are proud of you as we know our readers are, too! Please join us in congratulating them on their success.


About Diana Belchase

I am an author, who won the Golden Heart for my suspense novel "The Spy in the Mirror" and was a Golden Heart finalist, once again, for my second novel, "The Spy in the Harem." I am also a triple Daphne Du Maurier finalist for three other books. Please follow me at my website:, or friend/follow me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter or on my YouTube Channel: See you there!

Posted on June 14, 2016, in about us, Announcements, book recommendations and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Diana, what a wonderful surprise to see this this morning! Thank you for a lovely write-up. I really appreciate it. And I can’t wait to cheer for you at the Golden Heart ceremony in a few weeks!

  2. What an unexpected and sweet post! Thank you so much for sharing both the tears and cheers in this crazy industry, Diana. You’re always so supportive. I can’t thank you enough. YOU are a terrific writer and a wonderful friend. Sending hugs your way. Thanks again. And congratulations to all of my fellow KaTs on all of their successes regardless of whether awards were involved. These ladies are all terrific.

  3. Congrats, ladies! You rock. 🙂

  4. Fabulous news, ladies! Congrats to Sharon, Sarah, and Lena! I am wowed! ; )

  5. Hugs and congrats all around. You all deserve these accolades and many more! Hooray!

  6. A fantastic bunch or writers! Wishing you all the best and mega congrats on your awards!

  7. Thank you SO much, Diana, what a lovely surprise! Sorry I couldn’t stop in at all yesterday. Monday and Tuesday were a blur: the annual trip to Houston and a whirlwind of MD, DDS, GYN, GI appts; lunch/dinner with friends and racing around the city doing errands for items we JUST can’t find in SWFL.

    This post is not complete without adding in your 3rd GH nom this year! Best of luck!

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